ERIC Number: ED073344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Significance of Childhood Recreation Experience on Adult Leisure Behavior: An Exploratory Analysis.
Yoesting, Dean R.; Burkhead, Dan L.
This paper examines the impact of the level of activity of an individual as a child on the activity level of that individual as an adult. The study is based on a stratified random sample of adult residents in 6 rural Iowa counties regarding 35 outdoor recreation activities. Five hypotheses were tested. The results indicate a direct effect of the level of participation as a child on adult level of participation. Childhood residence has no effect on adult activity level or on the percentage or composition of adult activities that included childhood activities. Childhood outdoor recreation activities are an important predictor of adult recreation activities in that approximately 40 percent of the 35 activities were participated in similarly during childhood and adult life. (Author)
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Sponsor: Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Office of Water Resources Research.; Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Water Resources Research Inst.
Authoring Institution: Iowa Agricultural and Home Economics Experiment Station, Ames.
Note: Journal Paper No. J-7312